public-key ?

Damien Miller djm at
Wed May 11 13:51:40 EST 2005

Ed White wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not a crypto expert, so after reading this interview with Bruce Schneier
> ( ) I'm wondering if OpenSSH has 
> the same problem he talks about, that is one public-key algorithm.

I don't see anything in there where he talks about a problem.

> Doesn't OpenSSH use RSA, DSA, and DH ?

Yes, but those are three different algorithms, based on two different
number-theoretic approaches.

> Also, is there any plan to include those new NSA standards based on ECC ?

No, they are a patent minefield that we don't have time to negotiate.


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